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Application and Tuition

Thank you for your interest in Stellar Academy! If you need information about current tuition prices or want to register your child for our upcoming school year, you’ve come to the right place. Please review the information below, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Application Process

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics has a proven track record of helping children, who have been identified as having Specific Language Disability (SLD), become accomplished at reading, writing, and spelling. The object of our program of structured literacy intervention is to equip 2nd -8th grade students with strategies that allow a return to regular public or private school placement.

Admission Procedure

  1. Completed Application for Admission with Application Fee = $100.00 (non-refundable).
  2. Copies of previous testing: psycho-educational assessment including tests of achievement and cognitive (I.Q.) assessment, Slingerland® Screening, and any other past testing.
  3. Parent interview with the Director
  4. Slingerland® Screening.
  5. Names of two professional references
  6. Attendance at Stellar Summer Camp or 10 hours of Slingerland® tutoring
  7. Student Shadow Days (for those not attending Summer Camp)
  8. Offer of Enrollment sent by Stellar in form of Tuition and Fee Agreement.
  9. Signed Tuition and Fee Agreement with Registration Fee = $400 Full-Day or $200 Part-Day (non-refundable).

Before committing to Stellar, may we suggest a visit? Many families find it beneficial to visit us in person. This allows you to see our program in action, tour our facility, and ask questions of our director in an intimately informal setting. Tours are also a great way to familiarize incoming students with their surroundings and alleviate some of the stress children face when routines change. We offer tours on the first Thursday of each month, promptly at 8:45 a.m. Please contact us if you would like to participate.

Tuition and Fees

As a private, non-profit, special education school, Stellar Academy provides an effective, specialized program for students with a dyslexia program guided by the standards of the state of California. Our program strives to equip students with strategies to overcome the challenges of dyslexia and return them to regular public or private schooling in two to four years. Below is a breakdown of our tuition and fees.


  • Non-refundable registration fee (due with application) for full-day: $400
  • Non-refundable registration fee (due with application) for part-day: $200


  • Full-day (8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.) tuition is $20,250
  • Two Part-Day Programs
    • Language arts (8:15 - 11:00 a.m.) tuition is $10,530
    • Language arts and math (8:15 a.m. - Noon) tuition is $14,175
  • All tuition fees may be paid by one of  two options
    • Paid in full by September 1, 2017 ($800 discount will be applied for full day, $400 discount will be applied for part-day.)
    • 10 monthly payments due the 1st of every month from September through June

Additional Services

  • Extended Daycare provides a safe and fun environment for Stellar students until 5:00 p.m.
  • In-House Tutoring –Occasionally, one-on-one pull-out tutoring during the school day is necessary for students enrolled at Stellar. The additional fee is $65.00 per hour.
  • Summer Camp - Summer Camp is a four-week ½ day program focused on Language Arts and summer fun. For new students, the fee is $1,695.00 (summer 2018 amount). There is no additional Summer Camp fee for currently enrolled students. Hours are 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dyslexia Tutor Center - The after-school Dyslexia Tutor Center at Stellar offers Slingerland® Screenings (i.e. dyslexia testing) and Slingerland tutoring . We also recommend private Bay Area Slingerland® screeners and tutors.

Willcox Financial Aid Fund

Thanks to the generous support of the Wilcoxen family, we award partial tuition scholarships to two full-time Stellar students each year. The Wilcoxen Family faithfully funds this aid package in memory of their son, Jeremy. If you are interested in applying, please complete the form on the side of this page, and return it to our office. We announce awards for the upcoming school year in June.

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